This Week in Fredericton (Nov. 9-15)

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A film festival, a contemporary music festival, a theatre festival and live music all contribute to this week’s happenings. 

Wicked Vices dial things down for an intimate performance at Fredericton’s coziest venue. Catch them at the Tipsy Muse this Saturday at 7 p.m.

Monday

ArtsLink NB Annual General Meeting Online. ArtsLink NB is hosting its annual general meeting via Zoom this year. Attend the AGM to find out what your provincial professional artist’s association has been up to. Though we miss our annual gathering of members, you can still hear all about our plans and programs. This is a chance to give the organization feedback and get more involved with arts initiatives in New Brunswick. 4-6 p.m. Learn more

Tuesday 

Photo Fredericton presents Portrait Photography & Photography Marketing. This session is presented by Trevor Morris. 7 p.m. Register.

Wednesday 

Karaoke at Klub Khrome. Jeff Brewer hosts an evening of karaoke. 9:30 – 2 a.m.

Thursday 

Theatre New Brunswick hosts a conversation about Writing a Musical. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live conversation discussing how a musical comes to life. Live Stream Link. FREE. 7:30 p.m.

Branch Out Productions presents The Marvelous Wonderettes. Rat your hair, order your corsage, and welcome the Marvelous Wonderettes back to the BOP stage! Join Missy, Suzy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou as they perform classic hits of the 1950’s at their senior prom in act 1 and then flash forward to 1968 in act 2, where the girls reunite at their 10 year reunion to and drop all your favourite songs from the 1960’s!

We are ecstatic to be offering this show in person at our studio with a limited audience, and also via livestream to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own living room! 7:30 p.m. Learn more

Silver Wave Film Festival – Online Festival. Featuring 50 films and other notable industry events, the Festival will be presented from New Brunswick and accessible virtually throughout Atlantic Canada from November 5-12. Full details at swfilmfest.com  

Rock’N’ Roll Bingo at The Cap. Bingo cards are by-donation in support of #CAPcares 7-10 p.m. Tons of prizes. Learn more

Friday 

Branch Out Productions presents The Marvelous Wonderettes. Rat your hair, order your corsage, and welcome the Marvelous Wonderettes back to the BOP stage! Join Missy, Suzy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou as they perform classic hits of the 1950’s at their senior prom in act 1 and then flash forward to 1968 in act 2, where the girls reunite at their 10 year reunion to and drop all your favourite songs from the 1960’s!

We are ecstatic to be offering this show in person at our studio with a limited audience, and also via livestream to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own living room! 7:30 p.m. Learn more

Matthew Sears at The Muse. Matthew Sears is a New Brunswicker who writes and sings rock & roll songs. He is passionate about guitar- driven rock and blues-rock, strumming big chords and picking soulful leads. His lyrics explore his efforts to be better, tackling themes like faith, fear, depression, anger, and, sometimes, hope. 7 p.m. Learn more. Learn more. 

Kurtis Eugene & Blue Lobelia live at Grimross Brewing Co. Blue Lobelia and Kurtis Eugene are two beautiful musicians based currently out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Hometown hero Kurtis, and his lovely wife Rachel bring you dreamscape sounds and tender words for a night of gorgeous music. 8 p.m. Learn more

MusicUNB Contemporary Music Festival – Carving Space. Carl Philippe Gionet joins Nadia Francavilla in a program of music reflecting some of the uncertainties of our world today. This concert features a new solo violin piece by young composer/instrumentalist Emily Kennedy of New Brunswick, commissioned especially for this event. Carving Space, Collecting Stones is an open form work for amplified violin, delay and loop pedal. It explores the many shapes spirituality can take in an ever- secular world. Pieces by Melissa Hui and Mary Kelly Murphy are also in the program. 7:30 p.m. Learn more

Villages + Michelle Morrison at CSAC. Folk-rock from Nova Scotia and Folk-soul from Fredericton. A great night of music awaits you at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. 7 p.m. Learn more

The Southern Comfort Band at Dolan’s Pub. 9 p.m.

Saturday 

Branch Out Productions presents The Marvelous Wonderettes. Rat your hair, order your corsage, and welcome the Marvelous Wonderettes back to the BOP stage! Join Missy, Suzy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou as they perform classic hits of the 1950’s at their senior prom in act 1 and then flash forward to 1968 in act 2, where the girls reunite at their 10 year reunion to and drop all your favourite songs from the 1960’s!

We are ecstatic to be offering this show in person at our studio with a limited audience, and also via livestream to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own living room! 7:30 p.m. Learn more

MusicUNB Contemporary Music Festival – River Entering. River Entering is a solo violin piece with six pre-recorded violin parts. It was composed by Helen Hall of Montreal, who explores an intuitive understanding of music as energy in her varied works for voices, instruments electroacoustics, dance, theatre and film. The title refers to the movement of the music, which begins in “structured time” and slowly moves out of it and into a series of shifting harmonic fields. All the pre-recorded violin parts are performed by Nadia Francavilla. Joining her for this journey are Helen Pridmore and Sasha French who will perform other compositions by Helen Hall. 7:30 p.m. Learn more

Wicked Vices at The Muse. Rock and roll at The Muse. Wicked Vices dial things down for an intimate performance at Fredericton’s coziest venue. 7 p.m. Learn more. 

The Southern Comfort Band at Dolan’s Pub. 9 p.m.

Sunday 

MusicUNB Contemporary Music Festival – Rejoice. East European composers tell their struggles and their hopes through their music. This concert features music by East European composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina and Dobrinka Tabakkova. Also featured in this concert is Quebec composer Anna Sokolovic, originally from Serbia. Featuring Richard Hornsby (clarinet) and Paul Pulford (cello). 7:30 p.m. Learn more

Karaoke Sundays at Speedbumps. Mark Blyth hosts an evening of karaoke. 8-10 p.m.

Theatre New Brunswick presents Jean-Michel Cliche’s play Hinter. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live reading of new work by New Brunswick playwright Jean-Michel Cliche. 2:00 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE. 

Ongoing: 

New Exhibitions Opening at Gallery 78. Gallery 78 is proud to present 4 new exhibitions which open on Friday, November 6th, and are on display until Saturday, November 28th, 2020. In Wild and Domestic, Michael McEwing and Anna Syperek join forces and present illuminating and vibrant Atlantic Canadian landscapes and still lifes throughout each season of the year. Flat-Moon Conspiracy: Crystal-Power Pottery by the Clarks is an exciting new body of ceramics which explores colour, texture, and the magic of crystalline glaze. In the upstairs gallery, Stephen May presents The Tea Series, an intimate, laid-back glimpse into his surroundings, wherein he captures what he sees as he sits down for tea. Jared Betts debuts his highly charged emotional abstract expressionist works in Colorlust with brand new works and updated colour palette.

Fredericton Arts Alliance’s For Arts’ Sake. The global pandemic isn’t keeping the Fredericton Arts Alliance down. Normally we would be promoting our annual fund-raising gala, For Arts’ Sake!, but this year we are going online. We have collected a strong assortment of art works, fine craft items, and books to be auctioned off, with bidding starting October 22 at 7pm.

Bidding will continue until November 21, to give people time to look over the selection and pick out their favourites. The link to the auction site will be available shortly on the FAA website: frederictonartsalliance.ca. It will display the art works, and will offer descriptions and artist biographies, as well as value of the art works and minimum bids. If you bid on an item and someone else ups the price, you will be notified so you can rebid on the treasure that attracted you.

Exhibitions at Gallery on Queen. Gallery on Queen presents RITUAL, an exhibition that showcases the work of Marie Fox and emerging artists Alison Willms and Austin Daigle.

Marie Fox is a figurative oil painter whose work combines traditional western techniques and iconography with ancestral mythologies and mysticism to create a contemporary narrative. Her current project, ‘Celestial Bodies’, was awarded a Creation Grant by artsnb and will debut as a solo exhibition in 2020 at Gallery on Queen. ‘Celestial Bodies’ will feature iconic Maritime landscapes and celestial skyscapes populated with figures that embody the earthly, the celestial, and the otherworldly.

Alison Willms is an emerging artist from the east coast of Canada, who uses a wide range of media in her practice, including analog photography, printmaking, film, sound, and installation. Willms’ work explores a spectrum of ideas from relationships to ritual.

Austin Daigle is an emerging artist, he studied at the NBCCD and found an affinity in the malleability of sterling and copper, and went on to graduate with honors from the Jewelry and Metal Arts program in 2017.

UNB Centre for Musical Arts presents MusicUNB 2020 Fall Live Stream Concerts. We are so excited to continue our proud tradition of bringing music to the university and the broader community. As always, MusicUNB has an interesting array of concerts for you as well as our 2nd Contemporary Music Festival. The only thing different this season is that you will participate virtually! Most of the concerts this season will still be taking place at Memorial Hall, but will be live streamed for online viewing only. Some of the performances will be pre-recorded separately, and then assembled into a video montage to be viewed by our online audience.

Please join us this fall and help us support our performing musicians! Check our web for details of concerts and ticket offerings. More info.

Fredericton Fibre Arts Network presents Craft 2020 at UNB Art Centre. Craft 2020: Reflections features work juried by FAN members and presents 40 works by 21 fibre artists. Works included employ a unique range of fibres from wool, silk, cotton and even cassette tape! A variety of techniques are presented in both two and three-dimensional design including quilting, rug hooking, felting, thread painting, weaving, basketry, millinery as well as other wearable and usable art forms. On display until Dec. 13. 

This Week in Fredericton is created in part with notes from the Fredericton Arts Alliance‘s weekly newsletter as well as Music Runs Through It‘s weekly Fredericton music update. We encourage you to visit both these valuable community resources for more detailed information on these and other events happening This Week in Fredericton. 

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